The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has introduced a 25-member list of international players for the platinum category. The revelation came up in a press release today and was later posted officially.
A long list of players in the platinum category included some big names from the world of cricket such as Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, and Dale Steyn.
Choosing players from different countries; West Indies, England, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan, the board is seeking to gain popularity on their very own T20 tournament globally.
The PSL 2021 player draft is set to take place on 10th January as the Punjab government has allowed an open-air environment to commence the preparations.
Here are the official statements:
“The West Indian representation on the Platinum list includes Dwayne Bravo who has represented Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators in the HBL PSL along with Carlos Brathwaite (stints with Qalandars and Zalmi), Lendl Simmons (Kings and Zalmi) and Evin Lewis,” the press release said.
“The list also includes South Africa’s Morne Morkel and Rassie van der Dussen who are both yet to feature in the HBL PSL. The South African representation in the list also includes Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans), Colin Ingram (Kings and United), Rilee Rossouw (Gladiators and Sultans), and Dale Steyn (United).
“Besides Malan, England’s Alex Hales who was part of the Kings’ winning squad in last year’s edition is also on the list. Moeen Ali (Sultans), Chris Jordan (Zalmi and Kings), and Tom Banton (Zalmi) are also part of the Platinum roster.”